Lies! Lies!! Lies!!!: The Psychology of Deceit / Edition 1 by Charles V. Ford | 9780880489973 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Lies! Lies!! Lies!!!: The Psychology of Deceit / Edition 1

Lies! Lies!! Lies!!!: The Psychology of Deceit / Edition 1

by Charles V. Ford
     
 

ISBN-10: 0880489979

ISBN-13: 9780880489973

Pub. Date: 06/28/1999

Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated

Who lies? Not just children, politicians, advertisers, and salespeople. Our co-workers lie. Our friends lie. Our relatives lie. And we lie to them. Everybody lies.

We learn to lie and to detect deceit as a developmental task. Dr. Ford's concept is that lying is part of the bridge between one's internal world (beliefs, perceptions, expectations, fantasies) and one's

Overview

Who lies? Not just children, politicians, advertisers, and salespeople. Our co-workers lie. Our friends lie. Our relatives lie. And we lie to them. Everybody lies.

We learn to lie and to detect deceit as a developmental task. Dr. Ford's concept is that lying is part of the bridge between one's internal world (beliefs, perceptions, expectations, fantasies) and one's external world (reality). Lies work not only to deceive others but to deceive ourselves.

This book shines a spotlight on an understudied phenomenon that affects us all as we raise children, choose a relationship, move forward with a career path, or buy a used car.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780880489973
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
347
Sales rank:
1,262,521
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Everybody lies. Defining deceit: the language of lying. The biology of deceit. Learning to lie: developmental issues in deceit. Why people lie: the determinants of deceit. Styles of deception: the role of personality. Pathological lying. Living a lie: impostors, con-artists and persons with the Munchausen syndrome. False memories, false accusations, and false confessions. Detection of deceit. Technological detection of deceit. Therapeutic approaches for the deceitful person. Effects of deception. A psychology of deceit: conclusions and summary. Epilogue. References. Index.

American Psychiatric Publishing

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